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Carolyn Joy (Mathys) MabryFebruary 9, 1941 ~ January 24, 2017 (age 75)
Carolyn “Joy” Mabry, 75, of West Mansfield, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at her residence.
Born February 9, 1941 in West Mansfield, she was the daughter of the late David and Belle (Ballinger) Mathys. Also preceding her in death were her husbands, James A. Farrington, whom she married October 18, 1959 and he passed November 19, 1995 and Bobby Lee Mabry, whom she married July 19, 1997 and he passed April 16, 2015 and her twin sister, Marilyn Toy (Mathys) Herbert.
Joy is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Rick) Pugh of West Mansfield; grandchildren, Josh, Cody and Trenton; great grandchildren, Tristan, Savannah, Carter, Kaylie, Braxton and Macie; sisters, Sharon (Donald) Jordan of Pickerington and Brenda (Rich) Timmons of Marion; brothers, Gene (Margo) Mathys of West Mansfield and Donald (Linda) Mathys of West Mansfield and many brothers and sisters in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A 1959 graduate of York Center High School, she worked her younger years as a waitress at Ohioana and the Plaza Inn. After marriage, she became a loving homemaker to her family. Known to many as “Grandma Joy,” she was a member of the West Mansfield Baptist Church and had a great love for God. Even through her health battles, especially MS, when it was a good day, Joy would take advantage to spend time visiting her friends and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. With a keen sense for decorating, her interior decorating and flower arranging skills were on display in her home and she shared those talents with the churches and her friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Wilson Funeral Home-Schnurrengerger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Reverend Kevin Orr will officiate and burial will follow at York Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Friday, January 27, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Wednesday School at West Mansfield Baptist Church or the West Mansfield Fourth of July Fireworks Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com
Wednesday School c/o West Mansfield Baptist Church
283 N Dean St, West Mansfield OH 43358
West Mansfield 4th of July Fireworks c/o Union Banking Company
PO Box 7, West Mansfield OH 43358